Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Girls aim to play aggressive

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

When the Whitehall girls basketball team hits the hardwood this season, expect some hard-nosed defense and transition buckets.

That’s the underlying philosophy of new head coach Josh Madas, who says they’ll be aggressive defensively, while offensively they’ll be looking to push the ball in transition.

Madas has spent the summer with the team after getting hired last spring. They’ve played 23 games over the summer where they got to learn about one another. They also convened this fall, with about half of their varsity players participating in those sessions.

Kids need three OTs to knock off Whitehall

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton and Whitehall boys basketball teams kicked off their EPC schedules with a dramatic, three overtime contest that Northampton won by the score of 60-58.

The Kids took a 14-9 lead after the first quarter on the strength of four three-point shots.

The second period saw the offenses stall a bit as the teams could only muster a total of 12 points. Northampton had seven of them and took a seven-point lead into halftime at 21-14.

Wrestling team features some vets

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall grapplers will be hitting the mat this upcoming season with a roster that has veterans sprinkled throughout the lineup.

They return starters in the lightweights, middleweights and upper weights, giving the Zephs a good foundation heading into the 2018-19 campaign.

They finished 11-8 overall last season and will look to build on that success as they roll out the new campaign that began with a dual meet Dec. 10 versus Pocono Mountain West.

Boys looking to improve

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The upcoming boys basketball season will feature a team that’s full of experienced varsity players, and that bodes well for a possible return to the postseason.

Last year head coach Jeff Jones was tasked with replacing over 90-percent of his offense, and that proved to an uphill battle all season long. This season that percentage was significantly upgraded as a little over 75-percent of their offense returns.

Article By: The Press

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in Sports


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St. Paul’s 20 13 .606

Christ UCC 21 15 .583

Bath Luth 19 14 .576

Emmanuel 18 18 .500

Ebenezer 16 20 .444

St. Stephen’s 16 20 .444

Dryland 15 21 .417

Light of Christ 15 21 .417

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Peters heads to Clarion

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Alyson Peters decided she wanted a career tending to people in need, and that’s how a lot of opposing players felt as they hopelessly watched the ball rocket to the floor during one of her many kills over her volleyball career.

Maybe their pride was hurt more than anything else as Peters struck for 281 kills this season. The senior will now be making college players experience that same sense of helplessness as she’ll travel west to attend Clarion University next fall, announcing it at the National Letter of Intent early signing period at Whitehall High School recently.

Saliby to Shippensburg

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Kylie Saliby will be kickin’ it at the Ship, revealing her college choice during the National Letter of Intent early singing period held at Whitehall High School recently.

The senior will be heading to Shippensburg University next fall to play soccer after finishing an all-star campaign at Whitehall this season. Saliby was among three Zephyrs who were chosen for Eastern Pennsylvania Conference first team honors, with Saliby getting the nod as a midfielder.

Saliby said that upon her arrival at Shippensburg for a visit, she felt an immediate connection.